United States Mumford & Sons Caught Up In Border Patrol Drama On Train Trip

Discussion in 'Border Controls, Customs and Immigration' started by Mike, Sep 11, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    Welcome to Amerka, komrades. If you're enjoying your visit here, we hope to change that. :D

    Amtrak kicked them off the trains on the Canadian border, guess they moved south ...

    Contact Music: Mumford & Sons Caught Up In Border Patrol Drama On Train Trip

    Rockers Mumford & Sons were stopped by police during their fabled U.S. train tour last year (11) over concerns the bandmates and their crew were smuggling illegal Mexican immigrants across the American border.

    The Cave hitmakers travelled across country from California to Louisiana in April, 2011, as part of their eight-day Railroad Revival Tour, but their trek was marred by suspicious border patrol agents, who accused the British folk band of human trafficking.

    Bassist Ted Dwane tells U.K. publication The Sunday Times, "In Marfa, Texas, we were pulled over by police waiting for us with cars across the track. They accused us of stowing people away on the train."

    The bandmates feared they would have to cancel a planned tour stop as the agents searched the train.
     

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